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Municipal By-Laws

Flyers, print advertising and newspapers


The distribution of print advertising, in the form of flyers, advertisements, prospectuses or any other similar printed document, requires a permit and is regulated by a by-law applicable across the territory.

Regulatory requirements


Flyers may not be distributed unless they state the name, address and permit number of the distributor.


The distribution permit must be carried out by each distributor or assistant distributing advertising materials in a way that is visible to the public. The distribution permit is not transferable.

  • Flyers must be left:
    • in a letter box or opening;
    • in a receptacle provided for this purpose;
    • in a magazine rack or hanging from the rack;
    • in a hallway of a building, when access is authorized, on a shelf or in a receptacle provided for this purpose, making sure that the exit is not obstructed or encumbered.
  • It is prohibited to leave flyers elsewhere than the places stated above. It is also prohibited to distribute flyers in the city’s public domain, including on streets, avenues, lanes, sidewalks, fields, public places and parks.
  • The person distributing flyers must use walks, sidewalks or paths leading to buildings. It is therefore strictly prohibited to walk on lawns or other landscaped green spaces.

Flyer distribution is allowed between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.


It is prohibited to leave print advertising in a private property if the owner has indicated by displaying a sticker that he or she refuses to receive such materials.  This display must be located at the place where the print advertising is normally left to be visible by the person distributing flyers.


Non-profit organizations whose headquarters are based in Châteauguay are exempt from the obligation to hold a distribution permit.

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Do you need further details? Contact us!

  • By sending an email to :

  • By calling :

    450 698-3000

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon

  • You can come to the reception desk at City Hall located at 5 Boulevard D’Youville .

    From Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon




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